Jane Massey gave an overview of the Euro market
Collective bargaining the rule. Big demographic shift – aging populations. They will have to work into old age – there’s not enough pension funding to stay afloat otherwise. (How do we train older workers?) Second and third wave countries joining the EU challenge literacy, integrating women into the workforce, and language training.
OECD PISA study has significant data on literacy, numeracy and scientific knowledge of young people. Each country fighting against leveling that comes with accreditation across borders. Recognition is vital, because credentials go hand in hand with jobs. Attemps to support mobility through transparency and mutual recognition – EUROPASS, ECT, Euro CV.
IT literacy is recognized as a basic skill. All schools have IT literacy requirements. European Computer Driving License is the baseline.
Understanding each of the five basic training systems models in Europe and their relationships to employment systems is essential to planning market entry. You need to understand employment systems, language, business culture, and training/ed systems. (Ed sys are: 1. Germany (dual), 2. NL/UK (NVQ approach), 3. France/Belge (bilan de competence, 4. Med 4, 5. Scan 4)
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